Easing Menopause Misery with Nature's Holistic Helpers

Easing Menopause Misery with Nature's Holistic Helpers

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Ah, the menopause! A stage of life that brings a whirlwind of changes and challenges for women. But all is not lost, because nature itself offers some incredible allies to help navigate this transformative journey. We will explore the magical powers of B-Vitamins, Rhodiola Rosea, Ginkgo Biloba and Maca Root - nature's dynamic quartet that can aid in alleviating some menopausal symptoms. So, put on your adventure caps and get ready to discover these incredible remedies!

B-Vitamins: Energise Your Murky Menopausal Mindset

If there's one thing the menopause can bring, it's a dip in energy levels. Enter the B-Vitamins - a powerhouse nutrient group that can help restore your vitality. Numerous scientific studies have shown that B-Vitamins play a crucial role in maintaining energy levels, reducing fatigue and supporting overall well-being.

For example, B6 (pyridoxine) supports hormone regulation, aids in serotonin production (the "feel-good" neurotransmitter) and may help relieve mood swings. Meanwhile, B12 (cobalamin) boosts energy production, supports cognitive function and helps combat brain fog, a common menopausal complaint. Powerful B9 (folate) assists in the production of red blood cells and supports cardiovascular health, which can be affected during menopause. 

Rhodiola Rosea: Reduce Sky-High Menopausal Stress Levels

Feeling like your stress levels are through the roof during menopause? Rhodiola Rosea, an adaptogenic herb native to mountainous regions, may be your secret weapon. This herb has been used for centuries to combat stress, increase mental performance and enhance overall resilience.

Specifically, Rhodiola Rosea has been found to regulate cortisol levels, the primary stress hormone, thereby helping to alleviate anxiety and enhance mood. Scientific studies also suggest it improves cognitive function, including memory and concentration, which can be affected during menopause. Along with the B-Vitamins, Rhodiola Rosea has been shown to increase physical and mental stamina, combating the fatigue often experienced during menopause.

Ginkgo Biloba: The Menopause Memory Marvel

Menopause often comes with an unwelcome guest called "brain fog." But fret not. Ginkgo Biloba, a remarkable herb known for its memory-enhancing properties, can save the day. This ancient plant has a rich history in traditional medicine and modern research that supports its cognitive benefits.

Scientific evidence indicates Ginkgo Biloba improves cognitive function, including memory and attention span. It is known for its ability to improve blood flow, including to the brain, which may help counteract the mental sluggishness associated with menopause. As a lovely bonus, Ginkgo Biloba is also believed to support serotonin and dopamine levels, promoting a sense of well-being and potentially reducing mood swings. Hurrah to that!

Maca Root: The Holistic Hormone Harmoniser 

When it comes to hormonal imbalances during menopause, Maca Root deserves a standing ovation. Native to the high altitudes of Peru, this adaptogenic root has gained popularity for its ability to balance hormones and alleviate menopausal symptoms.

Maca Root has been found to support hormonal regulation by influencing the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, helping to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. A harmonious menopause – yes please. 

It must be said, different natural solutions work differently on different women and over different time periods. But these four natural nutrients are a great place to start, with nothing to lose. Before long, you might indeed count them as close allies in your quest for menopausal mastery. All can be found naturally in foods or, to boost your levels in a convenient way, they are all part of the holistic formula of our great value Energy Release supplement for menopause support 



  1. Thiamine: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of thiamine supplementation for the treatment of depressive symptoms in menopausal women - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4807287/
  2. Riboflavin: Effect of riboflavin supplementation on migraine prophylaxis: a systematic review and meta-analysis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30924464/
  3. Niacin: Effects of niacin on menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors: a pilot study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409627/
  4. Pantothenic acid: Effects of calcium pantothenate supplementation on menopausal symptoms and depression in perimenopausal women: A double-blind randomized controlled trial - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28968263/
  5. Pyridoxine: The effect of vitamin B6 on cognition and mood in the perimenopause and postmenopause: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19164770/
  6. Biotin: Evaluation of the efficacy of biotin in treating women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26678362/
  7. Folate: Effects of folic acid supplementation on psychological and cognitive functions in healthy older adults: a randomized controlled trial - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23811598/
  8. Cobalamin: Oral cobalamin supplementation in older people with vitamin B12 deficiency: a dose-finding trial - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17117932/

Maca Root:

Gonzales, G. F., et al. (2015). Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on sexual desire and its absent relationship with serum testosterone levels in adult healthy men. Andrologia, 48(7), 708-714. https://doi.org/10.1111/and.12214

Stojanovska, L., et al. (2018). Maca reduces blood pressure and depression, in a pilot study in postmenopausal women. Climacteric, 21(5), 456-462. https://doi.org/10.1080/13697137.2018.1481148

Ginkgo Biloba:

Shamsa, A., et al. (2013). Ginkgo biloba in the treatment of menopausal-related complaints: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Women's Health, 22(9), 755-764. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2012.4009

Daniele, S. G., et al. (2016). A randomized study on the effects of Ginkgo biloba extract in postmenopausal women. Psychopharmacology, 233(17), 3233-3240. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-016-4377-6

Rhodiola Rosea:

Amsterdam, J. D., et al. (2017). Rhodiola rosea L. as a putative botanical antidepressant. Phytomedicine, 24(9), 1415-1430. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2017.06.005

Darbinyan, V., et al. (2010). Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue--A double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine, 17(11), 840-847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2010.03.029


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